The white goods retail group DRL Holdings has relocated its staff to offices at City Tower in central Manchester as it aims to grow its operations in the north-west of England and across the UK.
Head-quartered in nearby Bolton, DRL has established a solid business and bosses expect revenue growth to continue during 2013 and beyond. There is scope for up to 160 staff to work for the company from City Tower, where it now rents a total of 8,600 square feet of offices.
City Tower is among the tallest and most recognisable office space buildings in Manchester and it sits in the heart of the city’s traditional business hub at Piccadilly.
DRL’s business efforts focus primarily on selling household appliances like washing machines, dishwashers and refrigerators. The retailer has ambitious growth plans that include taking its sales revenues from £207 million in 2012 to more than £1 billion by 2017.
“We are delighted to have opened our new office in City Tower. It will provide a great base for us to continue with our rapid growth,” said DRL’s chief operating officer Steve Caunce.
“We always wanted to keep our team on a single floor plate and our new office has enabled us to do this and also produce a fantastic place for our team to work,” he said.
Until its recent relocation, DRL’s Manchester-based staff worked at the Riverside office development by the banks of the River Irwell, which, like City Tower, is owned and operated by the property firm Bruntwood.
Another sizable office space relocation is planned for central Manchester in the first half of 2013, with the property advisor GVA recently agreeing to occupy 15,750 sq ft of newly-refurbished Grade A offices at Norfolk House for the next 15 years.